Post by marseydoats on Jul 14, 2010 21:00:05 GMT -5
Dh just made a crate out of 2 x 4's --- made it just right to slide into my Cherokee --- we don't have a truck. It doesn't have a top or bottom. We put shavings in the floor for her to lie on. The back has a plywood panel that ties on to keep them off the glass. It is REALLY heavy though, and awkward to wrestle into the truck. Calf rode just fine, though we did get a few strange looks going down the interstate and when we stopped for gas.
2 children Steven and Leila
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Lilly a sale barn rescue jersey
Sapphire a loner Jersey
and Chloey a Brown Swiss Jersey sale barn rescue
Ginger the Jersey/Highlander/Angus/Hereford heifer
Lettie the salebarn jersey heifer
Holly the Holstein heifer (salebarn)
chickens and some guiny hens
house cats KC , Stinker + strays
1 cow dog X was my Moms Girl
Emmy a Fjord QH X mare
and the ever changing
Post by jerseylovinliz on Jul 15, 2010 2:20:37 GMT -5
Dh built me a fabulous wire cage that I use. I can haul 5-6 at a time. It cost him $17 I believe for the welding rods. It's too dark to take a pic tonight but I'll add 1 tomorrow. Ask around & see if anybody has any leftover angle iron (local grocery store had some leftover from a remodel they gave us). We also asked neighbors if they had any panels they weren't going to use b/c they were scraps or bent (Tractor Supply gave us 1 1/2 panels & Home Depot gave us 2). I've had a couple guys offer me $400-500 for it!!! My cage is ridiculously heavy though. Only way I can get it in the truck is to lean it backwards onto the tailgate & then heave it up.
If you're not a welder this is free... Ask at your local hardware store (Tractor Supply here will give them away) for the wooden crates that the riding lawn mowers come in. A friend of ours rigs those up & it's worked for them for years. If 1 breaks they just get another one (for free). They also use them for chick/duckling/goosling houses outside & for calf shelter in their little pens. - Liz
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.
Hey! Whats wrong with hauling them in the front seat with you or the back seat of the car?? We took a cattle panel and cut it into 4 or five pieces. (Torch needed and a measuring tape ) Then re-welded it into a box....baling wire would do in a pinch. I used this for a calf/goat hauler (in the back of my van at the time) and doubled as a 'jail' for various creatures when it wasn't in use. (We left the bottom open, I just used cardboard [and a trash bag under the cardboard] for a 'floor'.) Janene
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Hey! Whats wrong with hauling them in the front seat with you or the back seat of the car??
Poooooooop is what's wrong with that! LOL Sometimes you don't want 'em pooing in the "good" truck! ;D ;D
I have put mine in an XL dog crate (not as big as the one pic'd though) in the back of my van. I have put them in same crate in the back of a pick up, but DO NOT try to put a 2 week old scared, Angus heifer in one --- she'll bust it all loose. Ask me how I know. The sale barn guys thought, no, they knew I was nuts then. LOL I keep telling DH we need to make a box, too. I think I'm going back to the cutting up the fence panel and welding it together idea. I don't want it to be too heavy, though. My back is getting tired.
Home to Fern & Ivy (Jersey), Paprika (Shorthorn/Angus) Melvin, Jack and Ringo (steers); Candy, Star (horses); Louie (Doberman) Gypsy (LGD mix); 4 cats & a variety of chickens.
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Belle & Emma (Jersey) Brody (Doberman) Lady (Holstein) Poco (QH) Skittles (pony)
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